At one time or another in your life you’ve probably heard some ringing in your ears. That ringing is called tinnitus. According to most studies, 15-20% of people experience tinnitus at one point or another. Even though most people only hear this ringing intermittently, some people suffer from chronic tinnitus that won’t go away. Fortunately, there is a common and simple treatment for tinnitus: hearing aids.
Dealing With Persistent Tinnitus
Some of the many reasons why tinnitus develops are fairly easy to figure out, others not as much. Your ears can create a large number of noises when you have tinnitus not only ringing but sounds including thumping or grinding.
And tinnitus gets more obnoxious as the noises become noisier. Over time, tinnitus can cause declines in mental health, create trouble communicating, and interfere with your daily life.
Tinnitus And Hearing Aids
While there is normally no way to cure the inherent cause of tinnitus, hearing aids have become rather proficient at treating tinnitus symptoms. There are several ways that hearing aids accomplish this.
Bringing The Ringing to a Less Noticeable Level
The symptoms of tinnitus will normally appear along side of hearing loss problems. Sometimes, they have the same underlying cause, but often they don’t. Whatever the case, as your hearing declines, your tinnitus may become more prominent. When you’re not hearing external sounds as well, the internal ones really stand out.
When you’re using hearing aids the sounds of the outside world will be louder. You will have relief when your tinnitus is pushed back to a manageable level. This can help you focus on and enjoy the day-to-day.
Muting The Noises Out
Naturally, overwhelming your tinnitus isn’t the same thing as masking your tinnitus. So to help handle your buzzing and ringing, many modern hearing aids use a form of noise cancellation technology. Specific white noise frequencies can be tuned into your hearing aids that can help minimize tinnitus symptoms. Making use of this kind of technology, you will be less aware of tinnitus sounds.
This is a customized technology and an appointment with us will help you determine if this is right for you.
Most forms of chronic tinnitus can’t be cured. But you still can find a way to manage it. A properly calibrated hearing aid can let you live your life more fully and enjoy the world without being overwhelmed by ringing, buzzing, or any other tinnitus-related sounds. For most people who live with tinnitus, hearing aids are a good choice.